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Jun 1st, 2016
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Sixth day of OMB Burl’s Creek hearing comes to a close By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times June 1 2016 Opponents of expansion at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds argued Wednesday not only is money not a good enough reason to justify granting a temporary-use bylaw, but there’s...
May 24th, 2016
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times If you wanted to shoot a movie about a sensible country community fighting an influx of loud rock ‘n’ roll music, Oro-Medonte would be the ideal setting. Surprisingly, that suggestion wasn’t made in jest by a proponent of expansion at...
May 16th, 2016
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By Jenni Dunning Barrie Advance An Oro-Medonte facility that stores biosolids from Barrie’s wastewater treatment plant may be affecting groundwater, according to a 2015 performance report. The Oro Biosolids Storage Facility on Line 7 north of the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport can house up to 61,500 sq...
Apr 29th, 2016
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By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times The lawyer representing groups opposed to Burl’s Creek gaining a temporary-use bylaw permitting special events this summer wants the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to issue a prohibition order until it has rendered a final decision. During a full-day ...
Apr 25th, 2016
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From the Brereton Field Naturalists On Saturday, May 14, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority will be continuing to implement their “the Creeks project” by involving the community in tree planting at 99 Loon Ave. in Barrie from 10 am to 12. The more community volunteers we get, the more nati...
Apr 24th, 2016
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Experts Unanimous in Opposition to Burl’s Creek Event Grounds News release from SaveOro Expert witness statements filed yesterday by the Township of Oro-Medonte, the West Oro Ratepayers’ Association (“WORA”) and SaveOro all conclude the OMB application for temporary use of the Burl’s Creek Event Grou...
Apr 21st, 2016
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From the North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance In the 2014 municipal election, the people of Georgina sent a clear message: Protect our woodlands and wetlands. Unfortunately, our new mayor and most of our councillors seem to have decided to turn a deaf ear to the people who voted them into office. Last n...
Apr 20th, 2016
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By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times An Oro-Medonte Township group that plans to oppose Burl’s Creek Event Grounds at an upcoming Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing wants a few changes to take place before then. Lawyers representing the West Oro Ratepayers’ Association (WORA) a...
Mar 22nd, 2016
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times It appears the company that wants to develop Strawberry Island is heading back to the drawing board. Sitting as committee-of-the-whole, Simcoe County councillors received an information report from staff indicating TAG Development (formerly Trans Ameri...
Mar 15th, 2016
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times A private prosecution launched by an Oro-Medonte Township resident over events last year at Burl’s Creek is moving forward, with just one defendant facing charges. After reviewing information received by lawyers for Wendy McKay and the companies ...